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Memorable Manitobans: Chester E. Latham (1863-?)

Click to enlargeLand and real estate agent.

Born Bloomington, Illinois, 16 September 1863, son of Ephraim and Lydia M. Latham. Educated Grammar and High Schools, Bloomington; Illinois Wesleyan University, Bloomington. Began career as clerk Chicago & Alton Railway, Bloomington, 1882; clerk, National State Bank, Bloomington, 1883; cashier, Insurance Company, Bloomington, 1884; manager of dept., Ogden, Sheldon & Company, Chicago, Illinois, 1896; in business for himself as public accountant, 1902; engaged as public accountant with Marwick, Mitchell & Company, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 1905. Came to Manitoba, 1906. Secretary, Saskatchewan Valley Land Company; Secretary, Quill Plains Land Company; Secretary, Carrot River Land Company; Secretary, Coast Lumber Yards Limited. Married Frances J. Hagan, 1886; has one daughter. Society: AF & AM. Baptist. Address: 824 Preston Avenue, Winnipeg.

In 1911, Latham was employed with the firm of Davidson and McRae, general agents land department, Canadian Northern Railway, Winnipeg.

Sources:

Who’s Who in Western Canada: A Biographical Dictionary of Notable Living Men and Women of Western Canada, Volume 1, edited by C. W. Parker, Vancouver: Canadian Press Association, 1911.

Page revised: 17 October 2008

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